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calling for action to protect the environment. >> announcer: major funding for "religion and ethics news weekly" is provided by the lillian endowment dedicated to its founder's interest in religion, community development and education. additional funding also proved by mutual of america. designing customized individual and group retirement products, that's why we're you're retirement company. >>> and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> . >>> welcome, i'm bob apper nathy. it's good to have you with us. in the wake of this week's series of events in boston, people of faith around the world have been offering prayers for victims of the bombing and for the entire city. president obama spoke at an interfaith service thursday boston's cathedral of the holy cross. >> you've shown us, boston. that in the face of evil, americans will lift up what's good. in the face of cruelty, we will choose compassion. >> we have more on religious responses in boston. ♪ ♪ >> at thursday's interfaith service, local religious leaders prayed for the healing of their city in the wake of the attks. >> w
to encouraging stewardship of the environment, land conservation, watershed protection and eliminating harmful chemicals. additional funding provided by: the colcom foundation. the wallace genetic foundation the e. rhodes and leona b. carpenter foundation. and by the charles a. frueauff foundation. this week on "to the contrary," first, environmental racism. what it is and does it exist? then, behind the headlines: poison in your sofa, called flame retardants. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the climate justice gap. climate change may be a global problem, but the naacp reports it disproportionately affects women, people of color and lower income communities. that's why the naacp launched the climate justice initiative. >> communities of color tend to have these pre-existing vulnerabilities so that somehow when a disaster happens, there's communities that have you know poor housing stock or are under insured or are politically marginalized and all of those factors combine to make a greater vulnerabil
, they may be hurting others. bank of america became some of the highlighting in a low-rate environment. sf servicing more loans and making less money from them. a report card for the good and the bad of the fed's low rates! the housing market, especially mortgage borrowers, have been the biggest beneficiary that began in 2008. close to 20 million mortgages have been refinanced since then. mortgage applications were up about 5% last week and the mortgage banker's association says the purchase index is at its highest level in two years. >> homes are just incredibly affordable because of these very low rate that is have been there to push down interest rates. >> low interest rates are getting consumerinto auto-showrooms. new car sales could top $15 million this year and negotia negotiating monthly payments that take away much of the new car sticker shock. both consumers and businesses are paying off or refinancing debt. consumer refinancing is at its lowest level in a decade. approximately $70,000 per household. >> we've seen corporations clean up their balance sheets even more so. they've ta
and got an evasive answer tha all state agencies including the texas commission on environment quality are on site, they are monitoring and they are ensuring that the public is safe and that's all they would say. >> is this a plant that's had safety problems or regulatory problems in the past? >> we do know from comments made by the suspect of education that a couple of months ago in february possibly the plant did a controlled burn of some lumber and trees that were on site and they did a controlled burn and they asked that the intermediate ya school nearby be evacuated while they do that controlled burn but other than that that's the only thing or concern issued one gentleman cannot return to his home, the blast burned his windows and doors off, he tells me he's had concerns about possible chemical contamination but he never thought there'd be an explosion and he said he never really pursued those concerns but he did have them. >> suarez: ammonium nitrate is a commonly used fertilizer. is this an agricultural area of texas? is west a logical place to have a plant of this kind? >> yes
community. >> the political environment is a lot different than in 2007 the last time congress took up an effort to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. right now we have evangelical leaders who have signed on and said, look, there's a religious imperative to embrace the stranger and to reach out and help people who are in our community. on the republican side, you have what they call a coalition of bles, badg and business. you have faith leaders. you also have law enforcement leaders, attorney general from the states. and other sheriffs. and business leaders who are saying, look, our system is broken. its time to fix the system. on the republican side they're getting pressure from some of these core constituents to come up with a solution. >> ifill: is it fair to say after seeing his kind of tour de force on the sunday talk shows yesterday that senator marco rubio, the florida republican, is the face of this? or are there other... is there other agitation going on especially over in the hou? >> rco rubiis see as essential to presenting this bill to conservative members of the repub
mean, you know, you really -- these are complicated environments and you have to have a feeling for people and the built to deal with people and be trusted. i think at a place like -- you have to be a superb scholar and teacher and well respected. because -- people have to respect you if they come from an academic -- >> you leading the mt talented intellectuals in the world. and they want somebody they can respect as a conversation partner. and i think it's out of th)iá large faculty a couple of thousand people there better be a few who can lead. and my job is to find them. one of my jobs is to pick the talent, give them committee assignments and administrative jobs that would bring out the talent. >> do you have any idea what bart giamatti saw in you? >> i don't know, i was well organized. >> his provost, bilbray national guard, was a mentor of mine and i think bill sort of called me to his attention and it was to bill that i got to know him and got very important assignments even in the university so in may you'll preside over the graduation for the last time. what do you hop
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